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Kirti Azad Mans Traffic Near ITO

New Delhi, Mar 21: A gentle rebuke for a biker for not strapping his helmet and an advice to a doctor not wearing a seat belt. By doing so, former cricketer Kirti Azad today

PTI Updated on: March 21, 2011 19:54 IST
kirti azad mans traffic near ito
kirti azad mans traffic near ito

New Delhi, Mar 21: A gentle rebuke for a biker for not strapping his helmet and an advice to a doctor not wearing a seat belt. By doing so, former cricketer Kirti Azad today surprised many as he manned a busy traffic intersection here. 

Azad, a BJP MP who was a member of the 1983 World Cup cricket winning team, manned the traffic at Durgesh Nandini Chowk at the ITO, two kilometres away from India Gate as part of Delhi Police's road safety programme. 

Former spin wizard Bishen Singh Bedi will man traffic at IIT tomorrow while medium-pacer Madanlal will join the programme at Laxmi Nagar on Wednesday.

"Kapil Dev, Maninder Singh and Surender Khanna are likely to join us soon. Soon after the World Cup is over Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir will be part of the programme,"

Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Satyendra Garg told reporters here.

Azad and Garg along with Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi-Traffic) Sanjay Tyagi stationed themselves at the intersection and distributed pamphlets.

The cricketer asked the motorcyclists to make it a point to tie the straps of their helmets with a gentle rebuke. In one instance when he noticed a man driving without a seat belt, Azad went upto the driver and advised him not to do so.

Finding out that he was a doctor, Azad told him that he ought to be a model for others.

Using cricket terminology, he said, "When you bowl with line and length, you will not get hit for a sixer and get the wicket. Same way, if you maintain line and length while driving, you will not be hit for a sixer to other world."

"Sachin Tendulkar plays very well because he concentrates very well. While driving you also should concentrate," he said. PTI

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